In May 2011, a bicycle rider who was sprung from his cleats and thrown over his handlebars to bounce once before landing on his back in Boundary Street West End was fortunate not to have been struck by other vehicles while writhing on the roadway.
Andrew Moore had pulled into a parking space and a moment earlier opened his driver’s door into which triathlete Aaron Smith collided. He was ambulanced to the Mater hospital for surgery to his left hand where he remained for four days.
Smith was a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer engaged in the modification of an Airbus A330 into a RAAF air-to-air refueller.
Bathurst CJ Beazley P Basten JA 10/09/2014
The husband of a driver killed in an August 2004 country road single vehicle accident has sued the local council for failing to erect signage warning of the loose gravel associated with road works.
Debbie Paterson died from head injuries received when her out of control Commodore slid off the road and hit a tree in August 2004 near Kingsvale, south of Young in southern New South Wales.
McColl JA Macfarlan JA Ward JA 21/08/2014
Corrugations formed by frequent traffic on unsealed roads are a part of daily life in rural Australia.
The agriculturally rich Liverpool Plains between Tamworth and Gunnedah is crisscrossed by such roads on which locals accommodate the corrugations – where safety permits – by driving in the centre on what is colloquially known as the “beaten track”.
In the late afternoon of an August 2008 Friday, Natalie Bacon was driving west from her parents’ home in Breeza in her Ford Fiesta, towards Gunnedah, along The Old Dip Road.